Salts of the two-coordinate homoleptic manganese({I}) dialkyl anion [{Mn}\{{C}({SiMe}3)3\}2]??? with quenched orbital magnetism

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  • External authors:
  • C-Y Lin
  • J C Fettinger
  • A Formanuik
  • F Grandjean
  • G J Long
  • P P Power


The reduction of Mn\{C(SiMe3)3\}2 with KC8 in the presence of crown ethers yielded the d6, Mn(I) salts [K2(18-crown-6)3][Mn\{C(SiMe3)3\}2]2 and [K(15-crown-5)2][Mn\{C(SiMe3)3\}2], that have near-linear manganese coordination but almost completely quenched orbital magnetism as a result of 4s???3dz2 orbital mixing which affords a non-degenerate ground state.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13275-13278
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number68
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015